Slow play raises anger at Northern Trust

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American golfer Bryson DeChambeau has angered fellow competitors by taking too long to play his shots at Northern Trust.

The defending champion took around two minutes to make an 8-foot putt and a similar duration to play a 70-yard chip.

This is longer than the recommendation of 40 seconds, but other players are calling for formal penalties to be issued, instead of a self-policing system. 

DeChambeau responded by agreeing he does occasionally go over the allotted time, but thinks it would only be one in twenty shots.

Fellow American Dustin Johnson holds a one-stroke lead in New Jersey at 12-under, with DeChambeau tied 20th, six shots off the lead.

 

 

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